As sad as it sounds, Lady Gaga has revealed that working alongside Tony Bennet and being a witness to how the singer battles with Alzheimer is one of the worst things that she has seen in her life.
More recently, both Lady Gaga and Tony Bennet have a lot to celebrate since they have been nominated for six Grammy Awards all thanks to their collaboration on their joint album 'Love For Sale.' The album itself has been nominated for album of the year, record of the year, best pop duo/group performance, best traditional pop vocal album, best music video, and best-engineered album, non-classical.
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To celebrate, Lady Gaga shared on her social media to her more than 50 million fans a snap alongside Tony Bennet and in the caption, she admitted that she was beyond happy not only because of being nominated but because when she told Tony Bennet about what was happening, he understood that the fans were celebrating him.
"I'll never forget that today he could track every word I was saying and understood the world was celebrating him and celebrating jazz,” Lady Gaga wrote. “A genre that embodies the joy, abundance, and imagination of Black music throughout history," she continued. "Thank you to all the Grammy voters for recognizing me and Tony's dedication to jazz music and for also recognizing it in major categories where this music is often not nominated."
Gaga also noted that it was Tony Bennet's idea to create the album and that at 95-years-old, he has more nominations than ever. “I made him a promise that we would make it and we did.” the singer added. I'm so honored to be his companion in music and his friend,"
Tony Bennet has been battling Alzheimer's since 2016 but it was until earlier this year that his family revealed the diagnosis.
After the nominations were announced, Lady Gaga, who has also been promoting 'House of Gucci' made a special appearance at BBC Radio 2 and revealed that she loves Tony Bennet with all her heart but that she also appreciates and loves his family and his wife Susan.” I can't tell you how much I learned from him and what it's like to sing with a legend for so many years." she added.
She continued detailing that she has sung with Bennet for almost a decade and that it is heartbreaking to watch him live with Alzheimer's. However, she also gives a little piece of advice.
“I wish to say to anybody that's listening that knows somebody with Alzheimer's or dementia that's dealing with that in their lives. If you are with that person that you love, play some music from their childhood and I promise you that they will come to life in a way that is not expected, and not everyone you know, every case is different and everybody's different.”
Nevertheless, Gaga admits that the ones you love are still there “My heart goes out to you and this album was made while he had Alzheimer's and we sang it while he had Alzheimer's and he was still able to do it, I am just floored by him."